Stephanie Pierce Lab Goes Fossil Hunting at Blue Beach

June 28, 2017
Stephanie Pierce Lab at Blue Beach (image courtesy Heather Desveaux)

Stephanie Pierce and lab members are at Blue Beach Fossil Museum in Hantsport Nova Scotia searching for fossils from the lower carboniferous rock period. Carboniferous rocks help fill in "Romer's Gap", the period of time that explains the evolution of tetrapods from fish 360 million years ago. Outside of Nova Scotia, carboniferous fossils haven't been located anywhere else except Scotland.  The Chronicle Herald coverage of the team's work includes a video.  News: Boston Globe.

Image: Stephanie Pierce and lab members, Katrina Jones and Blake Dickson at Blue Beach (image courtesy Heather Desveaux)